Dead Men Running: On the front line of the South African Border War - Gavin Manning

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Imagine the most tenacious and skilled soldiers in the business fighting in the most brutal of bush wars, Gavin Manning was there, from 1982 - 88, on the border of northern Namibia and southern Angola - right in the thick of it. The ultra-covert South African special forces unit known as Koevoet (or Special OPS-K) has been shrouded in mystery...

Executive Outcomes: Against All Odds - Eeben Barlow (Revised Edition)

R 650.00

Executive Outcomes was already well known to several governments and private corporations before it exploded into controversy in 1993 after entering into a contract with Angola’s FAA to train a brigade-level force to decisively end their decades-old conflict with UNITA. It was also well known to those involved in fermenting conflicts in order to topple African governments with a view...

KOEVOET: The Men Speak - Jonathan Pittaway

R 650.00

This is the story of one of the world's most effective Special Forces units told by the men who served in it. Breaking with conventional military thinking, the South African Police created Koevoet by refining the concept of the counter-insurgency group pioneered in Rhodesia during the Bush War in order to provide up-to-date intelligence about an elusive enemy. Now at...

A Greater Share Of Honour: The Memoirs Of A Recce Officer - Major Jack Greeff

R 375.00

As a young Staff Sergeant in the Recces, Jack Greeff became one of the most decorated soldiers in the SADF. Leading two-man reconnaissance patrols deep into enemy held territories and operating under the noses of the enemy, they collected vital strategic information on enemy movements and installations.  Using the information gathered, he led raiding parties to the targets to execute...

Journey Without Boundaries: The Operational Life & Experiences Of A SA Special Forces Small Team Operator - Col Andre Diedericks

R 325.00

This is the extraordinary tale of an extraordinary man. An honestly told story of his military career, of a man who was twice decorated for valour, who pioneered and developed the concept of "small team reconnaissance" within the South African Special Forces. He was a consummate warrior and gentleman and has told his story with humility and a disarming sense...

Composite Warfare: The Conduct of Successful Ground Force Operations in Africa - Eeben Barlow

R 400.00

Composite Warfare presents African soldiers and scholars with a true African ‘Art of War’. This book is intended as a guide and textbook for African soldiers and scholars who wish to understand the development of hostilities, strategy, operational design, doctrine and tactics. It also illustrates the importance of non-partisanship and the mission and role of the armed forces. It covers...

Grensoorlog / Bush War (Complete DVD Set - 26 Episodes)

R 280.00

For the first time ever ­ we reveal previously censored military footage which unashamedly tells the story of the true events of South Africa's Bush War. This series packs a powerful punch providing an intimate, sometimes shocking, yet balanced glimpse of an important era in Africa's history. GRENSOORLOG / BUSH WAR constitutes a literal unburdening for those whose voices have...

RECCE: Small Team Missions Behind Enemy Lines - Koos Stadler

R 280.00

Shrouded in secrecy due to the covert nature of their work, the legendary Recces have fascinated South Africans for years. Now one of these elite soldiers has written a tell-all book about the extraordinary missions he embarked on and the nail-biting action he experienced in the Border War.Shortly after passing the infamously gruelling Special Forces selection course in the early 1980's,...

BROTHERS IN BLOOD: THE MEN OF 32 BATTALION (DVD)

R 350.00

BROTHERS IN BLOOD: THE MEN OF 32 BATTALION For the first time in history the men from 32 Battalion, the South African Defence Force’s most well-known, controversial and feared unit, talk about their experiences during the Border War. Some 60 former 32 Battalion members were interviewed, hundreds of photos were prepared and hours of film footage and video tape viewed to...

Daniel Roxo: The Phantom of the Forest - Stephen Dunkley

R 255.00

FRANCISCO DANIEL ROXO: Cruz de Guerra 1st class, Cruz de Guerra 2nd class, Medal of Distinguished Service, Honoris Crux Decoration, Pro Patria Medal, Southern African Medal. There have been many men and women throughout history who have contributed one way or the other in the battle against evil, injustice or terrorism. Portugal produced perhaps one of the finest self-trained guerrilla fighters the world...

The President’s Keepers - Jacques Pauw

R 305.00

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw exposes the darkest secret at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president’s enemies and purges the law-enforcement agencies of good men and women.  As Zuma fights for his political life following the 2017 Gupta emails leak, this cabal – the president’s keepers – ensures that after years of ruinous...

A Handful of Hard Men: The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia

R 350.00

During the West’s great transition into the post-Colonial age, the country of Rhodesia refused to succumb quietly and throughout the 1970s fought back almost alone against Communist-supported elements that it did not believe would deliver proper governance. During this long war many heroes emerged, but none more skilful and courageous than Captain Darrell Watt of the Rhodesian SAS, who placed...

SELOUS SCOUTS: The Men Speak - Jonathan Pittaway

R 650.00

Breaking with conventional military thinking, the Rhodesian Selous Scouts perfected the age-old tradition of pseudo warfare to infiltrate an elusive enemy. Now at last the men themselves give their own accounts of the exploits of that famous unit. SELOUS SCOUTS: THE MEN SPEAK provides a comprehensive account of the origins and history of this famous Special Forces unit as told...

ANGOLA: The War (DVD) - Peter Lamberti

R 185.00

A faraway war… A clash of ideologies… And some of the biggest battles fought on African soil since World War Two. For twenty-three years, five western nations, members of the Soviet bloc and two superpowers were locked into a war never formally declared. The South African Defence Force pitted against communist Angolans, SWAPO, Cubans, and Russians. It all began in...

SPECIAL AIR SERVICE: The Men Speak - Jonathan Pittaway

R 650.00

Until now little has been known about the Rhodesian contribution to the history of the SAS. Now at last the men themselves tell their own stories of the exploits of that Special Forces unit during the Bush War and the years before. SAS Rhodesia provides a comprehensive account of the origins and history of this famous Special Forces unit, as told...

We Fear Naught But God: The Pictorial Edition of the South African Special Forces - Paul J Els

R 605.00

The first ever Special Forces for the SADF started with a small group of eleven men under the command of Commandant Jan Breytenbach all handpicked by him in 1970. They commenced their training in Oudtshoorn and all 11 men did specialised courses in something they were not qualified for in as yet. e.g. divers, demolition, parachute jumping. etc. The group...

Salute the Eagle: My experiences as a Parabat in Angola – Kevin Vos

R 230.00

"This is my story; from the time when I was conscripted as a schoolboy into the army at age seventeen." This story is fact and not fiction. It is not a historical account written in the first person, it is written as a novel giving insight into the small talk, the joys and the challenges of army life; culminating in...

CHOPPER DOWN! The Story Of A Mercenary Pilot In Africa - Carl Alberts

R 300.00

After twenty years of armed conflict in Angola and political instability in coup-ridden Sierra Leone going back to 1991, private corporate financial interests became the catalyst that spawned the creation of possibly the most successful private military corporation to date: Executive Outcomes (EO). With its initial task of securing Angolan government control in the Soyo oil-producing region, prompted by private...

North of the Red Line: Recollections of the Border War by members of the SADF & SWATF: 1966-1989

R 400.00

Over the years, much has been written about individuals and the forces and their operations in what became commonly known as South Africa’s Border War, or Grensoorlog, but never before has the human spirit of this 23-year-old conflict been so graphically and unashamedly captured and chronicled as in this book. Equally unique, was the exclusive use of social media to...

Sakkie Marais: Legende van 1 Valskerm Bataljon

R 280.00

Die lewendige lewensverhaal van 'n lewende legende: RSM Sakkie van Rooiplaas. Sy naam is sinoniem met veral 1 Valskermbataljon. Hier is 'n vertelling wat die kamoefleernet lig oor 'n era in Suid Afrika se onstuimige geskiedenis, met eie reels, oorwinnaars en wettige teikens - en soms slagoffers wat in die kruisvuur beland. Lesers leer nie net vir Sakkie ken soos...

1 RECCE: The Night Belongs to Us - Alexander Strachan

R 285.00

1-Recce was the sharpest, most versatile and deadliest specialist unit in the entire South African army. These men were super fit, unbelievably tough and stopped at nothing. Time and again they put their lives at risk in the execution of highly secret operations behind enemy lines. For decades these missions have been kept secret. Now, for the first time, the Recces' most famous generals...

Eye On The Enemy: 31 Battalion - The Recce Wing - Neil Reynolds

R 260.00

Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved? The book is about the authors experiences whilst serving in the 31 Bn Recce Wing between 1984 and...

"Mad Mike"Hoare: The Legend - Chris Hoare

R 395.00

Colonel Mike Hoare led 300 ‘Wild Geese’ across the Congo to crush a communist rebellion, rescue 2000 nuns and priests from barbarity, beat Che Guevara … and become a legend. Of Irish blood, Mike was schooled in England and, during World War 2, was the ‘best bloody soldier in the British Army’. He demobbed as major, qualified in London as...

Border War Badges: A Guide to South African Military & Police Badges (1964 - 1994) - Andrew Dinnes

R 400.00

This book covers South Africa, South West Africa and the Homelands Military and Police metal and cloth badges, flashes, stable belt buckles, buttons and brassards. The time frame is 1964-1994. There are 5969 actual full colour photographs of these items as well as descriptions on all items. This is a must have for Militaria collectors as well as all who...

We Dared to Win: The SAS in Rhodesia - Hannes Wessels with Andre Scheepers

R 325.00

In his own words Andre Scheepers describes his childhood on a farm, learning about the bush from his African friends, and becoming a soldier. The family had to leave the farm after being ambushed by terrorists. A quiet, introspective deep thinker, Andre started out as a trooper in the Rhodesian Light Infantry commandos and was hectically engaged in Fire-Force combat...

BLOOD MONEY: Stories of an ex-Recce’s Missions as a Private Military Contractor in Iraq - Johan Raath

R 280.00

‘I remember the cracking sound of the AK-47 bullets as they tore through our windscreen . . . A piece of bullet struck my bulletproof vest in the chest area and another piece broke off and lodged in my left forearm.’ Johan Raath and a security team were ambushed in May 2004 while on a mission to reconnoitre a power...

FIREARMS: Developed and Manufactured in Southern Africa 1949 - 2000

R 1,250.00

Two hundred and twenty local firearms are covered in this new reference guide. The full story of these firearms and of the people who designed them has never before been told. This new firearms reference guide is the result of eight years of hard work tracing and interviewing key people, scanning original documents and taking original photographs. This book comprehensively covers the...

As The Crow Flies: My Bushman Experience with 31 Battalion - Delville Linford

R 280.00

As The Crow Flies: My Bushman Experience with 31 Battalion - Delville Linford with Al J. Venter As a relatively recent military campaign, Operation Savannah entered the annals of South African military tradition four decades ago. Though there have been several books published about this ‘bare bones’ strike force that marched almost unimpeded a quarter the way across the African continent,...

Zulu Zulu Foxtrot: To Hell And Back With Koevoet - Arn Durand

R 275.00

This is the explosive follow-up to Zulu Zulu Golf, covering Arn Durand's next few years in Koevoet, the most deadly fighting force involved in the Border War. After moving to the unit Zulu Foxtrot, Durand went deeper into Angola than before and was involved in more contacts with the enemy, which he describes in nerve-shattering detail. Balancing the action is...

Ratels On The Lomba: The Story Of Charlie Squadron - Leopold Scholtz

R 240.00

Charlie Squadron – the iron fist of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group (61 Mech) – led the way on 3 October 1987 during the climactic battle between the South African Defence Force and the Angolan forces on the Lomba River in southern Angola. Ratels On The Lomba places the reader in the midst of the squadron of young conscripts who were taken off...

Buried Behind The Wall - The Story Of Some Ordinary Soldiers Doing Extraordinary Things (DVD)

R 250.00

This is a feature length documentary film about South Africa’s “Bush War”, which involved almost 600 000 white male conscripts. The film is told by soldiers who were actually there, on the front line. It is not a political statement nor is it a comprehensive historical blow by blow account. This film aims to look at the personal experiences of conscripts, citizen force...

Point Of The Dagger: Memoirs Of South African Top Scouts And Special Forces Small Team Recce Operations - Peet Coetzee

R 275.00

Peet Coetzee received recognition for two of his previous books, SPECIAL FORCE JAM STEALER and ONS VERGEET NIE, in a review by Die VOLKSBLAD, describing his books as the most gripping and richly illustrated war memoirs of all border war literature books. Coetzee offers the necessary homage in the form of interesting short stories about the achievements of the Chief...

Zulu Foxtrot Reloaded: More Life and Death with Koevoet - Arn Durand

R 320.00

The terrorist was caught between our two Casspirs. Mandume, kolomesho, kolomesho, fok links, verby hulle,’ (left, left, fuck left drive past) I shouted down to Mandume and Mandume swung our Casspir to the left. As Boats’ Casspir was about to pass ours he opened fire with his .50 Browning. A long burst erupted and the insurgent was blown to hell and...

Battle On The Lomba 1987: A Crew Commander's Account - David Mannall

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The climactic death-throes of Soviet Communism during the 1980's included a last-gasp attempt at strategic franchise expansion in Southern Africa. Channelled through Castro's Cuba, oil-rich Angolan armed forces (FAPLA) received billions of dollars of advanced weaponry including MiG 23 and Sukhoi fighter jets, SAM 8 missile systems and thousands of armoured vehicles. Their   intent - to eradicate the US-backed Angolan opposition...

Zulu Zulu Golf: Life And Death With Koevoet - Arn Durand

R 275.00

'There is no dignity in death. Six bodies are piled up in front of me, shot to shit. I can see that their bones are white, their blood is red and their brains are yellow. I've done this; I've helped to kill them.' The gripping account of Arn Durand's first two years with Koevoet, South Africa s most deadly fighting...

Only My Friends Call Me "Crouks": Rhodesian Reconnaissance Specialist - Dennis Croukamp

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The Rhodesian Bush War. It was a ferocious guerrilla warfare campaign between the regular and elite units of the Rhodesian Army doing battle against Communist-backed terrorist groups in the valleys, jungles and bush country of Rhodesia, Mozambique and Zambia. Warrant Officer Dennis Croukamp fought in the conflict from its beginnings in the 1960's to the very end in 1979, and...

Recce: A Collector's Guide To The History Of The South African Special Forces - Paul Matthysen, Matthew Kalkwarf & Michael Huxtable

R 1,495.00

The quintessential professional-prepared to die for his country, but not trained to ... this is the elite 'Recce' soldier This book has been some 15 years in the making and can claim, with some justification, to be the definitive publication on the 'Recces', unlikely to be topped for many, many years. The South African Special Forces have invariably been portrayed...

CUITO CUANAVALE: 12 Months of War that Transformed a Continent - FRED BRIDGLAND

R 330.00

“As we advanced the tanks began firing ahead speculatively. It was an amazing sight. After an Olifant tank unleashed a 105 mm shell you saw a path opening up through the forest just like the Red Sea divided for Moses.” It is September 1987. The Angolan Army – with the support of Cuban troops and Soviet advisors – has built...

Operation Askari 1983/84: War Journal - Dawid Lotter

R 280.00

Operation Askari, December 1983 and January 1984, was the end of the beginning of the Bush War. Due to increasing instability in Angola, since 1975, the South African Defence Force was galvanized into developing new weapon systems and tactics. Operation Askari was the sixth largescale cross-border operation into Angola and signified a clear watershed in both military and political policies...

SPIDER ZERO SEVEN - Mike Borlace SCR

R 355.00

Silver Cross recipient, Mike Borlace is considered to be one of the most experienced combat helicopter pilots of recent times. Now he collates his experiences in this compelling wartime memoir set against the backdrop of the civil war fought in Rhodesia during the 1970s. Helicopters were a vital component of the small Rhodesian Defence Force and as part of special forces,...

The Battle of Savate: 32 Battalion's Greatest Operation - Piet Nortje

R 300.00

The Battle of Savate: 32 Battalion's Greatest Operation - Piet Nortje On 21 May 1980, under the codename Operation Tiro-Tiro, 32 Battalion attacked and routed a FAPLA brigade at Savate, a small Angolan town 75 kilometres north of the border with South West Africa. Fifteen members of 32 Battalion were killed in the action and many more wounded. It was...

Soldier's Friend: The Blood Splattered Legacy of the Border War in Southern Africa (DVD & CD Collection)

R 200.00

Soldier's Friend: The Blood Splattered Legacy of the Border War in Southern Africa (DVD & CD Collection) The CD contains 20 audio tracks and the DVD 17 video clips. Produced by Barend du Plessis & Pieter Kruger. WARNING: MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY, R18+

RECCE: Kleinspan Operasies agter Vyandelike Linies - Koos Stadler

R 280.00

Shrouded in secrecy due to the covert nature of their work, the legendary Recces have fascinated South Africans for years. Now one of these elite soldiers has written a tell-all book about the extraordinary missions he embarked on and the nail-biting action he experienced in the Border War.Shortly after passing the infamously gruelling Special Forces selection course in the early 1980's,...

My Father's War (DVD)

R 175.00

A troubled young man has a series of dreams in which he is a combat soldier in the South African Bush War, where he meets his father at the same age. Getting to know him gives the son insight and compassion, and he is able to let go of life-long feelings of abandonment and anger, which leads to forgiveness and...

Eagle Strike: The Story of the Controversial Airborne Assault on Cassinga 1978 - Col Jan Breytenbach

R 800.00

This is the story of an audacious, airborne assault, on 4 May 1978, on a SWAPO fortified base containing its military headquarters, logistical support, reserves and training facilities. The assault was supported by a very strong air strike by bombers and fighters as well as by air transport to drop the paratroopers into battle in one of the major, post...

IRON FIST FROM THE SEA: Top Secret Seaborne Recce Operations (1978-1988) - Arne Söderlund & Douw Steyn

R 300.00

From Cabinda in Angola to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania 4 Reconnaissance Regiment conducted numerous clandestine seaborne raids during the Border War. They attacked strategic targets such as oil facilities, transport infrastructure and even Russian ships. All the while 4 Recce’s existence and capability was largely kept secret, even within the South African Defence Force. With unparalleled access to previously top...

The Tall Assassin: The Darkest Political Murders of the Old South Africa - Alan D. Elsdon

R 275.00

General Hendrik van den Bergh, head of Security Police and BOSS, was for many, the most feared man in the Apartheid-era South Africa. He reigned in terror and was a noted personality among Cold War spies. This book, by a former member of the Security Police, implicates him in the murders of HF Verwoerd, Steve Biko, Dr Robert Smit and his wife,...

Forged in Battle: The Birth and Growth of 32 Battalion - Col Jan Breytenbach

R 280.00

This book follows the development of the 32 Battalion from its confused origins from former enemies and terrorists into the best counter-insurgency force in the world. Jan Breytenbach gets it spot on with this one, his skill at story telling is great! 32 Battalion was a very well respected unit in the SADF and one can easily see why when reading...